Sample Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire

In brief: Developed with the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness, this template provides a sample questionnaire to help boards conduct self-assessments. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requires its listed companies to disclose corporate governance guidelines, including board evaluations. NASDAQ-listed companies do not have similar requirements, though many still conduct board evaluations as a matter of good governance.

This resource can help your board

  • Design a board evaluation questionnaire.
  • Identify areas of improvement in overall board performance and effectiveness.

Most relevant audiences: nominating and governance committee members